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The Hot Air Around Methane

Dr. Darren Henry – Beef cattle nutritionist

It is not difficult to find somebody talking about methane these days. Simply turn on the TV, open your computers to your news affiliate of choice, or log into most any social media platform. Everyone has an opinion about CH4, and that is one of the main problems: it is an opinion. Over and over we have been told that methane is a potent greenhouse gas, it contributes to global warming, and since ruminants (i.e., cattle) produce methane, they are destroying the world! In this article, Dr. Darren Henry discusses the impact of cattle on methane production and how beef cattle producers can benefit from decreasing methane production.